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Qualifying round - Group 7

Malta - Sweden
1-2
 

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Guidetti seals Sweden win in Malta

Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17.47CET
Malta 1-2 Sweden
John Guidetti scored a free-kick with 20 minutes left as Sweden rallied from a goal down against their lowly qualifying Group 7 opponents.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Ta' Qali National Stadium
Guidetti seals Sweden win in Malta
John Guidetti (No10) celebrates scoring what proved to be the winning goal ©Domenic Aquilina
 

Match statistics

Malta
Sweden

1

Goals scored

2

9

Total attempts

20

5

on target

4

2

off target

6

2

blocked

10

1

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

8

4

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

17

17

Fouls suffered

10

Lineups

Malta

Malta

Sweden

Sweden

12J. Borg (GK)1Strömberg (GK)
2Attard2Johansson
3Grech3Milošević (C)
Goal29
Yellow Card74
10S. Pisani
Substitution67
4Helander
16C. Borg (C)5Augustinsson
17J. Pisani
Substitution77
6Claesson
18Cutajar7Lewicki
20Camenzuli8Blomqvist
Substitution71
21Scicluna
Goal10
9Quaison
Substitution58
22Zerafa
Yellow Card89
10Guidetti
Yellow Card29
Goal70
23J. Farrugia
Yellow Card29
11Ishak
Substitution85

Substitutes

1Calleja Cremona (GK)12Carlgren (GK)
4Tanti13Silverholt
5B. Farrugia14Holmen
7Micallef
Substitution67
Yellow Card68
15Bärkroth
9Micallef
Substitution77
16Kroon
Substitution58
13S. Borg17Olsson
Substitution71
14Gauci18Nyman
Substitution85

Coaches

Raymond Farrugia (MLT) Hakan Ericson (SWE)

Referee

Enea Jorgji (ALB)

Standings

Group 7

PPts
Poland Poland715
Greece Greece612
Sweden Sweden610
Turkey Turkey610
Malta Malta70
Last updated: 06/03/2014 08:26 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17.47CET

Guidetti seals Sweden win in Malta

Malta 1-2 Sweden
John Guidetti scored a free-kick with 20 minutes left as Sweden rallied from a goal down against their lowly qualifying Group 7 opponents.

A goal 20 minutes from time by John Guidetti earned Sweden victory and condemned Malta to their seventh defeat in as many UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 7 qualifiers.

The on-loan Stoke City FC striker completed a comeback that started when Aleksander Milošević equalised just before the half-hour mark, cancelling out Ryan Scicluna's early opener for the hosts. Sweden are third in the five-team section, five points behind leaders Poland with a game in hand.

Scicluna profited from a mistake by Filip Helander and calmly slotted the ball away from Sweden goalkeeper August Strömberg. Captain Milošević levelled after 29 minutes, bundling in Ludwig Augustinsson's corner, while before the half was out Guidetti's close-range header elicited an excellent save from Jurgen Borg.

However, Borg could get nowhere near Guidetti's 70th-minute free-kick, awarded after Daniel Zerafa had brought down Oscar Lewicki. Jean Paul Farrugia almost emulated Guidetti but his set piece hit the woodwork, and he was frustrated again late on when Strömberg repelled the forward's shot.

Lewicki told UEFA.com: "Winning today was very important. Malta were a difficult side to break down but I am very satisfied with the result. It all now depends on our two last home matches against Greece and Turkey."

Last updated: 05/03/14 19.07CET

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